Politics

Social media giants reveal Kremlin-backed posts in meddling probe

Lawyers from Facebook, Twitter and Google have revealed the social media posts they say Russia used to try to sway last year's US presidential election.

Twitter

Twitter users irked over anti-Qatar 'propaganda' ads

Promoted anti-Qatar ads by anonymous accounts on Twitter are receiving flak from users of the platform.

Twitter users irked over anti-Qatar 'propaganda' ads

Facebook

US senators rips social media firms over Russian meddling

The lawyer for social media giant Facebook has admitted the company should have done more to pick up on Russia-linked meddling in last year's US election, but emphasised that it represented a very small portion of News Feed content.

US & Canada

Obama's Charlottesville tweet breaks Twitter record

Anti-racism social media message quoting Nelson Mandela picks up three million likes in three days.

Barack Obama breaks record for most Twitter likes

Racism

Man paints 30 hate tweets from trolls at Twitter HQ

Shahak Shapira says he received no response when he reported most of the offensive material to the company.

Man paints 30 hate tweets from trolls at Twitter HQ

GCC

Saudi TV mocked for claim Harrods spies on customers

State news repeats claim made in tabloid Okaz that store is keeping details of customers from Saudi, UAE, and Bahrain.

Saudi TV mocked for claim Harrods spies on customers

Media

Al Jazeera Arabic Twitter account restored

Doha-based network says brief suspension of official account appeared to be caused by an 'organised campaign'.

Al Jazeera Arabic Twitter account restored

Europe

Germany seeks to fine social media over hateful posts

Draft law wants social networks to remove fake news and abusive posts within a week or face $53m fines.

Germany seeks to fine social media over hateful posts

United States

Twitter blocks 636,000 accounts over 'terror' promotion

Transparency report also says number of user-data requests by governments rose 7 percent from prior six-month period.

Twitter: Over half a million blocked for 'terror' ties

Canada

Social media tributes pour in after 'attack on Muslims'

Social media users express solidarity after attack on a Quebec City mosque leaves six Muslims dead and eight wounded.

Quebec mosque attack: Social media tributes pour in

Media

Twitter suspends accounts of US-based far-right group

Micro-blogging site suspends the accounts of several prominent members of "alt-right" group.

Twitter suspends alt-right accounts

US Elections 2016

US election: The night begins with a storm of tweets

Humour, analysis, despair and anger expressed by millions of social media users as polls begin to close.

'We all lose': The best of #ElectionNight tweets

Politics

Twitter suspends popular parody Putin account

Account @DarthPutinKGB, which mocked Russian president, had attracted over 50,000 followers before it was shut down.

Twitter criticised for suspending parody Putin account

Egypt

Egyptians 'wish' they were on hijacked EgyptAir flight

Social media users in Egypt express passenger envy after commandeered domestic flight lands in Cyprus.

Egyptians 'wish' they were on hijacked EgyptAir flight

Inside Story

Is Twitter still relevant?

Twitter is marking 10 years since its creation, chirping its way on to the social networking scene.